Things People Store During the Winter

Seasonal Storage For Summit County and Beyond!

The first snowfalls have come this year and it looks like it’s not going to let up.  Predictions for Utah this year are that we’ll have colder than average temperatures and deeper snowfall than previous years.  Park City will certainly enjoy that; the heavy snowfalls will be great for skiing and other winter sports and tourism industries. But what if you’re living in Park City? Well, we can’t help you much about the snow and the cold, but we can give you a place to store your summer toys while you’re not using.  That should help give you more room in your homes.  We’ve already done articles on why residents of Park City might prefer our facilities and tips for winter storage; those might be worth a read if you haven’t seen them already.

Seasonal Storage

Seasonal storage is a great idea for many reasons.  It can help you keep an inventory of what you have by making you switch out your storage on a seasonal basis.  It also saves room in your home, makes it easier to get rid of things you don’t need, and can even save you money under certain circumstances.

But what sort of items do you store over the winter?

1. Summer Clothing

In a small living space, it can make a big difference to have seasonal storage.  Your small closet will feel so much bigger this winter if the clothes you can only wear in the summer can be taken out and put into storage.  I’ve found the best way to store clothing is in vacuum-sealing bags.  Pack them up into the bag and then use a vacuum to suck the air out of them.  It allows you to maximize storage space by significantly reducing the size of the packages of clothes.  If that’s not available, then pack your clothes as best you can in stackable boxes.

2. Lawn Equipment

lawn equipment in the snowIt might be okay to leave your lawn equipment out during the summer, but winter is a different story.  The cold can damage the engines of powered lawn tools.  Tools buried under the snow can get lost, or even provide invisible hazards for kids playing in your yard.  Letting them to be buried completely under the snow will also leave them at the mercy of the cold and the damp, which can cause metal tools to rust, and wooden tools to crack.  All in all, inadequate protection over the winter will drastically shorten the life-span of your equipment.  Good seasonal storage can help protect these tools from the harsh winter while still letting you enjoy the space in your own home.

3. Recreational Equipment

All those fun summer toys just aren’t going to see much use when there’s snow on the ground.  Sporting gear like skateboards, hiking boots, life jackets, and other such things will just take up space in your home.  If you want to avoid the clutter, seasonal storage is a good way to get it.

4. Summer Vehicles

Just as your summer toys won’t see much use, you can forget your summer recreational vehicles, too.  Motorcycles and ATVs, and boats are best stored in places where they won’t be covered in snow, but your garage only has so much room.  The right-sized storage unit will provide shelter for your summer vehicles without forcing your to park your car out on the driveway.

 

Some Items Can Be Damaged by the Cold

Seasonal storage isn’t a good idea for everything. Cold temperatures can damage certain things even if they are in storage.  Electronics, battery-operated equipment, and liquids can all be ruined by the cold.  The fluctuating temperatures can cause condensation inside the electronics, causing irreparable damage.  If you’ve got the space, it’s better to keep these in your home.  If you must store them over the winter, such devices should be kept off the ground to keep them out of the sinking cold air.  Wrap them up in wool to keep the moisture out and help keep the temperature stable.  Before you put them into storage, take the time to clean them up, as the dust can also damage them.

Let Us Help You Out

If you’re in need of seasonal storage, we’ve got the space.  We just completed a major upgrade to our facilities over the summer and have lots of units to rent.  With sizes ranging from 7×12 to 14×40, we can meet all your seasonal storage needs, whether it’s just a few small times, or if you need a place to store that giant boat. Get in touch today and see how we can help you.

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5 Tips for Self-Storage in the Winter

Winter self-storageWinter is coming. The cold will require some extra steps be taken to protect your things.  You’ll find now is the best time to check up on your storage and make sure everything is ready.  Let’s look over a few tips.

 

Why Have Seasonal Storage?

There are many things people don’t use during the colder months.  Especially if you have a small living space, seasonal storage can free up a lot of room in your house.  Seasonal clothing, recreational gear, lawn equipment, motorcycles and ATVs, these are all things that you won’t be using over the winter.  They all need to go somewhere, so why not put them in storage? That way, you won’t be bothered with them in your home.

 

Tips For Winter Storage

 

1. Make Repairs

When you put things into storage for the winter, you don’t usually plan to take them out again until you plan to use them.  It’s very inconvenient to pull an item out you want to use only to find it needs repairs.  To avoid this hassle, make any necessary repairs to your summer items before you put them away for the season.

 

2. Clean Everything

Things that sit gather dust and moisture, which can cause corrosion.  How much worse will that damage be if they’re already dirty before you put them in storage? Before you put anything into storage, make sure you clean it thoroughly.  This will not only protect it from the elements, but make it much easier to clean when you pull it out in the spring.

 

3. Use Cotton or Wool Covers

Vinyl or plastic covers are a bad idea for long-term storage.  They trap moisture, which leads to rot and rust.  A much better option is to use wool or cotton.  They breathe, allowing moisture to pass through it as it evaporates.  It can make all the difference for protecting your items.

 

4. Keep Electronics Off The Ground

The cold can damage electronics and batteries. Since cold air sinks, it’s always colder on the ground.  If you must store electronics over the winter, keep them elevated.  Put them on shelves, or get some wood pallets to keep them raised.  This will help keep your devices in good condition while they are in storage.

 

5. Winterize Your Summer Vehicles

One of the most common items to store over the winter are your summer vehicles.  Motorcycles, ATVs, even certain kinds of cars are best driven in the summer and put away during the winter.   Take steps to protect your vehicles from the cold.  SE Performance recently put out an article for winterizing your motorcycle and it’s full of good advice.  Take similar steps for other kinds of vehicles.  If you don’t know what they are, you can check with a local mechanic, who will be happy to help you out.

 

We’ve Got The Space

If you’re looking to make some space in your house this winter, consider coming to us for some seasonal storage.  Since we have no time commitments, you’re free to load up over the winter and empty out in the summer.  Feel free to get in touch with us to get a quote, or find out about our availability.  We recently completed expansions to our facilities, so we’ve got plenty of space for you to rent.

Park City

Park City Storage Problems And How We Can Help

Self-StoragePark City Vs. Wanship

Do you live in Park City?  Do you need storage space?  Well, there are plenty of places to rent storage units inside the city limits, but taking a space there might not be the best idea.  Consider Vernon Storage instead.  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, “Why should I get a storage unit in Wanship when I live in Park City?”  It’s a good question and there are three simple reasons: space,cost, and ease of access.

 

We’re Still Close

We’re not as far from Park City as you might think.  Wanship is less than 20 miles away from Park City and there’s a freeway that goes all the way there.  Depending on the route you take, it can be between 20 and 30 minutes to get here.  We have easy access both on and off the freeway, so you’ll be able to get to us however you approach.

You might wonder how driving and extra 20 to 30 minutes might be more convenient than in town.  That’s still about an hour’s worth of travel when the trip back is calculated in, right?  This is true.  If you had to visit every day, it would be a hassle, but you don’t, do you?  No, of course not.  You go there maybe once a month at most.  If you needed to drop by every day, something in town might be more convenient for time, but since you don’t, you ought to consider the other benefits we offer over Park City.

 

Much Cheaper!

In a big, crowded place like Park City, space is at a premium.  You expect this from big cities.  Because more people live in the area, there is less space to offer. There has to be enough housing for the population, for one.  There also still has to be space for the businesses that keep the local economy going and provide people with the services they require.  Since every city has certain services and businesses that are necessary to function, the value of space goes up pretty fast as the population rises. As a result, prices for storage space in Park City are quite high.  The cheapest prices available in Park City start at $80 and can go as high as over $300.

Conversely, out here in Wanship, the population density is much lower and there’s much more space to spread out.  This means that we can offer you storage space at as low as 2/3 the cost of a big city.  The savings on that alone outweigh the cost of the short drive to get here.

 

More Room!

Easy AccessSpace is at a premium in Park City.  That means its not only more expensive, but there’s less of it.  The cheapest you’ll pay in Park City is $80 and what will that get you?  A measly 5×5 unit.  And that’s assuming you get a good deal.  Many places that rent storage space charge as much as $100 for that size.  At over $300, you’ll get a 10×25 space.  On top of that, you also have to factor in the cost of parking, since parking is never free in a big city.

At Vernon Storage, our smallest units are start at 7×12, giving you more than twice the space at minimum.  Our largest units go up to 14×40, again more than double what you can get within city limits.  For the cost of a short drive, you can get more space, meaning you’ll be able to get by renting one unit when you might otherwise need two.  This dramatically reduces the amount of money you spend each month while giving you more room to move about in your storage space when you’re packing and unpacking.  It’s a great bargain!

 

No Rush, No Fuss!

Park CityRecently, traffic has started to become a problem in Park City.  The rapid development of the city has brought increased living costs.  The rent is going up fast.  This has resulted in a lot of its workers commuting rather than living there.  More commuters means more cars on the road and this has led to some serious congestion problems.  While the city is and will continue to work to reduce these problems, it can only be expected that the traffic problems will continue to grow as the city does. It’s just a fact of life for big cities.

How does this affect the self-storage business? Well, traffic congestion can make it harder to access storage facilities.  You’ll spend more time trying to get in and out of the facility, choking down car exhaust as the people drive by without any concern for your attempts to get on the road.  You’ll have to move quickly to escape the trap these facilities can become, especially during rush hour.

Out here in Wanship, though, that’s never a problem. The traffic around here moves pretty smoothly.  You won’t have to worry about getting into or out of our facilities, regardless of the time. You’ll be in and out with a snap of your fingers whatever time you want to drop by.  No rush, no fuss!

 

See How Vernon Storage Can Help You!

So, do you need some storage?  Get in touch with us and see just how much more affordable and convenient we are.  For the cost of a short drive, you’ll spend less money and get more space, causing you less worry.  See how we can help you with all your storage needs.

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Expansion Update

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Vernon Storage serves an amazing number of clients. Not just in Summit County, our customers come in from all the surrounding Utah area, including Park City, Coalville, and Kamas County.  In response to the growth of our business, our facilities recently underwent a major expansion.  Over the summer, we’ve worked in two phases to increase the amount of storage space we can provide to customers in the Summit County area and beyond.

Phase 1

Phase 1 adds three new buildings with 89 total units.   The unit sizes are as follows:

  • 14’x40’ units with 12’ wide x 14’ high doors
  • 14’x30’ units with 12’ wide x 12’ high doors
  • 12’x25’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 12’x20’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 15’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 5’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 7’x12’ units with 5’ wide x 10’ high doors

 

Phase 2

Phase 2 adds two new buildings with 60 total units.  The unit sizes are as follows:

  • 12’x25’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 5’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 9’x12’ units with 7’ wide x 10’ high doors

 

Expansion Complete

As of last July, the construction completed.  With five new buildings and a total of 149 new units, we hope our centrally located facility will be able to provide our customers with the best storage available.  With easy access both on and off the freeway, you’ll find us a short drive from your home and a convenient place to store your items for however long you need them stored.

 

Check Our Availability

If you’re looking for convenient, affordable self-storage, we’ve got what you need.  See what we have available and how we can help you declutter your home.  We have a wide range of unit sizes for you to choose from.  We have small units good for storing furniture, all the way up to big units good for boats and recreational vehicles.  Don’t hesitate!  Get in touch with us today and see what we have available.

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5 Common Items Stored at Vernon Storage

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You see a lot of strange items in this business. You never know what people are going to decide is worth keeping in storage.  That said, there are certain items that are more common to store than others.  Here are the five most common things people store at Vernon Storage.

1. RVs and Motorhomes

RVs and motorhomes take up a lot of space and are getting bigger every year.  When I was younger, a 10-foot RV was big.  Now some are as long as 40 feet.  That’s bigger than the shark in Jaws!

Something that big needs a lot of storage space. It’s often inconvenient to keep something like that at your house.  It can take up the entire driveway by itself and may even be too large for some. That’s a lot of space to devote to something that only sees seasonal use.  That’s why a rented storage unit from Vernon Storage is the perfect place.  You can store your RVs and motorhomes with us and give yourself more room in your driveway for things that you need to use everyday.

2.  Boats

Boat            Boats can also be pretty big.  With sizes ranging from 14-30 feet and sometimes even bigger, a boat can also eat up all of your driveway space by itself.  Unless you enjoy making your neighbors jealous, there’s really not a good reason to park it at home.  Rent a good-sized storage unit from us and don’t worry about it.

3.  ATVs and PWCs

All-Terrain Vehicles and Personal Water Crafts are also pretty commonly stored with us.  While not as big as boats or motorhomes, these vehicles are still only seasonal use items and may not be worth keeping at home all year round. Some clients will rent a storage unit from us for just the few months that they get no use out of these vehicles and pull them out during the spring and summer months.  With no extended commitments, you don’t have to worry about being charged for storage sheds when you’re not using them.  If you just want to use it a couple months out of the year and save some money, that’s totally fine with us.  Or if you find you don’t have room for them, we’re always available for year round storage.  It’s all up to you how you want to use our services.

4.  Furniture

According to an article in the New York Times, furniture is the most commonly stored item in the US.  Around seven million households have at least one piece of furniture in storage. Furniture is a readily available item that often carries a lot of sentimental value for people.  Good furniture represents a sense of ownership of a place.  For a family, it can represent the good times spent together.  It’s also pretty expensive.

With this in mind, it’s easy to see why someone might not want to get rid of furniture they don’t need anymore if it’s still in good condition.  After all, it could still be useful to someone in the future, perhaps after your kids move out.  So, rather than throw it out, a lot of people elect to put it in storage for the future. For that, Vernon Storage can meet any need.  Even our smallest units are good for storing a most kinds of furniture.

5.  Miscellaneous Household Items

Ornaments.  Knick-knacks. Items.  Stuff.  Things.

It’s easy for your house to get cluttered with possessions.  There are a lot of reasons why you might not want to or be able to store them all in your home.  Perhaps you’re moving into a smaller home for a while and don’t have room.  Maybe you’re remodeling and need a place to put the furniture you have to move.  It’s generally not financially smart to rent a storage unit for long-term storage of miscellaneous items, but our lack of contractual obligations serves you well there, too.  If you just need some temporary storage, our units are rented on an as-needed basis, so you only pay for the amount of time that you use them and you can cancel the contract at any time once you no longer need them.  This can save just a little bit more space in your home while you’re dealing with life’s little surprises.

 

See How We Can Help You!

These are the most common things stored in our facility, but they are by no means the only things you can store.  If you’ve got a need for extra storage space, get in touch and see how we can help you today!

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Vernon Storage is Expanding!

Vernon Storage has served the Summit County area for 40 years and our business growth has exceeded our expectations.  To accommodate for the increased demands of our customers, we are currently expanding our facilities.  Our expansion has two planned phases with each adding new buildings with multiple storage units.  For your convenience, we’re providing you with a brief update on our progress.

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Phase 1

Phase 1 adds three new buildings with 89 total units.   The unit sizes are as follows:

  • 14’x40’ units with 12’ wide x 14’ high doors
  • 14’x30’ units with 12’ wide x 12’ high doors
  • 12’x25’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 12’x20’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 15’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 13.5’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 7’x12’ units with 5’ wide x 10’ high doors

 

Phase 2

Phase 2 adds two new buildings with 60 total units.  The unit sizes are as follows:

  • 12’x25’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 13.5’x12’ units with 10’ wide x 10’ high doors
  • 9’x12’ units with 7’ wide x 10’ high doors

Expansion Progress

Progress for our expansion has gone very smoothly and we’re actually running ahead of schedule.  Phase 1 was completed in December of 2017 and is now open for renting. We expect Phase 2 to be fully completed by mid-July of this year (2018).  But there’s no need to wait for it; some of the storage units are already completed.  As of June 1st, we began renting some of the new phase 2 units.  Feel free to contact us for more information, or to check on the availability and pricing of our new units.  We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

 

Thank You!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your continued use of our facilities.  Without you, we wouldn’t be able to grow our business as we have. We appreciate your patronage and will continue to do our best to meet your storage needs in the future.

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5 Reasons to Rent From Vernon Storage

RentMaybe you have too many vehicles cluttering up your driveway.  Maybe you’ve got a bunch of clutter in your basement, or on your back porch.  Or maybe you’ve recently had to move to a smaller house and don’t have time to go through everything yet.  For whatever reason, you need some extra storage space.  Vernon Storage, centrally located in Wanship, Utah, can provide you with the storage you need.  Why go with us, you ask?  Here are 5 reasons why you should rent a storage unit from Vernon Storage.

1. Open Access

One of the biggest hassles of storage can be accessing it when you need it. That’s why Vernon Storage has open access to its facilities.  Just drive right up to your unit, unlock it with your key and start loading or unloading your items.  You don’t have to worry about whether or not the facility is open, just drive by whenever you have the time and it’ll be ready for you.

2. Variety Unit Sizes

Vernon Storage offers twelve different unit sizes, ranging from our smallest size of 7’x12’ to our largest size of 14’x40’.  That’s anywhere from 84 square feet, all the way up to 560 square feet. Whatever you want to store with us, we’ve got the size that will suit your needs, whether it’s boxes you don’t have space for in your home, or RVs and Boats you don’t want taking up space in your driveway.  With our reasonable prices, you can be sure you’ll not only find the right size for your storage needs, but also the right size for your budget.

3. Ample Room To Maneuver Large Vehicles

great accessibilityDon’t you just hate trying to maneuver a trailer through a cramped space? You always worry about scraping the paint off the side, or backing through a building, or getting stuck somewhere and not being able to make a turn.  At Vernon Storage, we’re well aware of these troubles.  That’s why we have wide paths between our units to ensure that you have no trouble maneuvering your larger vehicles through our facilities. Never worry about getting stuck again!

4. Easy On & Off Freeway Access

Easy AccessOur customers come from all over Summit County, Utah and beyond.  We service people from Park City, Coalville, Kamas, and more.  It’s just a quick drive down the freeway, or along State Road 32, centrally located between three reservoirs.  The turn off the freeway is clearly marked and easy to pull onto.  You’ll have no trouble getting to us when you need to.

5. No Long-Term Contracts or Commitments

Some companies will try to get their money back by forcing you to sign complicated contracts with minimum time commitments.  At Vernon Storage, we don’t play that game.  What good is it for you to rent a storage unit for six months if you only need it for a few weeks?  For your convenience, we rent our units on a day-to-day basis that you can cancel at any time, so you never have to worry about being stuck paying for a storage unit that you no longer need.  You can stay as long, or as briefly as you need to.

Why Rent From Anyone Else?

With the convenience that we provide to our customers, why would you want to go anywhere else?  We have the best variety of unit sizes at the best prices, with easy access and no long-term commitments.  Whether it’s temporary, or long-term, we have what you need.  Get in touch with us today to find out what we have available and how we can help you with your storage needs.